Posts from GovConDaily 12/21/2016

DoD Office Of Inspector General Lists Top Mgmt & Performance Challenges in FY 2017 Oversight Plan

The Defense Department‘s office of inspector general has published its Fiscal Year 2017 Oversight Plan that describes the top management and performance challenges facing DoD as well as projects designed to address those issues…
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Ernest Moniz, Sen. Dick Durbin Name 1st Cohort of Argonne Lab Entrepreneurship Program

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) have announced the names of the initial members and mentor partners of an embedded entrepreneurship program based at the Argonne National Laboratory…
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Orbital ATK’s New Utah Office to Support Air Force Minuteman III Booster Sustainment

Orbital ATK has opened a new office at Hill Air Force Base in Utah in a move to help the military branch collaborate directly with the company to sustain Minuteman III boosters. The company said Tuesday the 7,000-square-foot office space it leased at Falcon Hill Research Park will accommodate employees that work under the company’s propulsion subsystem support contract with the Air Force as well as future programs with Hill base…
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Sen. Tom Carper: HQ Consolidation Could Save DHS $1B

A report from Sen. Tom Carper (D-Delaware) estimates that the Department of Homeland Security will save nearly $1.2 billion over 30 years if DHS completes the  consolidation of its headquarters at the St…
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DHS Seeks New Jamming Mitigation Tools, Methods; Sridhar Kowdley Comments

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate seeks partners from academia, industry and federally funded research-and-development centers that can provide anti-jamming technology systems that are ready for testing and evaluation…
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CACI Receives ISO Certification for Info Security Practices; Ken Asbury Comments

CACI International has received certification from the International Organization for Standardization for the company’s information security policies and practices following an external audit on its corporate information technology infrastructure…
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Canada Requests Info on Software Platforms for Cyber Defense Project

Canada’s public works and government services authority has issued a request for information on software systems to support a cyber defense project of the Canadian  department of national defense and armed forces…
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DoD Memo: Incoming Administration Fails to Include Russia in Defense Priority List

A Defense Department memo shows that Russia is not mentioned in President-elect Donald Trump’s defense priority list that includes the development of a cybersecurity strategy, elimination of budget caps and the campaign against the Islamic State militant organization, Foreign Policy reported Tuesday…
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Maximus Helps Tennessee Implement Electronic Medicaid Remittance Advice Delivery System

Maximus has assisted Tennessee’s Division of Health Care Finance Administration in the implementation of a system to process electronic remittance advices for the state’s Medicaid program…
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House Committee Report: DOJ, DHS Spent $95M on Cell-Site Simulators Over 4 Years

A House Oversight and Government Reform Committee report says the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security spent approximately $95 million combined on 434 cell-site simulation tools that turn cellphones into tracking devices from fiscal year 2010 through FY 2014…
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VIDEO: Army general learns about 3-D printing capabilities

How the Army will use additive manufacturing and 3-D printing capabilities in the future is on the mind of the Army’s commanding general responsible for science and technology and research and development…
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